2Mg + CO2 -> 2MgO + C

Combustion of magnesium in dry ice
ISTscience, 2016

A fire extinguisher filled with carbon dioxide puts out fires as the CO2 gas displaces oxygen. No oxygen, no more fire.

Magnesium is so reactive that it can actually react directly with carbon dioxide itself. In this video we start the reaction by lighting magnesium with a propane torch then enclose the burning metal in a block of dry ice (solid carbon dioxide).

The reaction between the magnesium and carbon dioxide gives off a stunning amount of light. Enough to light up the entire opaque block of dry ice.

Once the reaction stops we can open up the block and inside will be a small black ball of carbon coated with some greyish looking magnesium oxide, the final products of the reaction.


decomposing sea lettuce -> H2S

Tourists heading to France are warned to avoid toxic sea lettuce which is feared to have killed two men in last few days
15 July 2019

H2S gas — what you need to know about hydrogen sulfide

Ácido sulfhídrico (nombre IUPAC: sulfuro de hidrógeno)

Making a Hydrogen Sulfide Generator
NileRed, 2014

disulfiram -> acetaldehyde.

Acetaldehyde Assay Kit Analysis Food

Disulfiram inhibits aldehyde dehydrogenase (involved in alcohol metabolism), and its effects in the drinker are largely if not entirely due to accumulation of acetaldehyde.

Augusta University

Acetaldehyde – Chemical of the Month
Federal Resources

Nutrition > Starches

The food we were born to eat: John McDougall
Dec 4, 2012

http://www.tedxfremont.com What food habits do all great civilizations have in common? John McDougall suggests that starch-based diets are the foods humans were born to eat. He has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 40 years and is a bestselling author of several titles, including The Starch Solution.

TEDxCambridge > Michael & Amy Port

How To Perform During Life’s High Stakes Moments
Michael & Amy Port
Oct 24, 2017

From speeches, to job interviews, to deal closing pitches, your ability to perform during life’s most important moments is what makes or breaks your career and determines the quality of your life. Amy and Michael Port share how you can use what the best actors know about how to shine during high stakes situations to get a standing ovation for life’s most important moments. Amy and Michael Port are the Founders of Heroic Public Speaking Worldwide.

Waller & Rubinstein Role Play Talking to Patients on Opioids

Corey Waller & Andrea Rubinstein Role Play Talking to Patients on Opioids (9/22/2016)
California Health Care Foundation
Nov 3, 2016

These two doctors, an addiction medicine specialist and a pain specialist, role-play talking to patients on high doses of opioids to demonstrate best communication strategies to engage the patient in tapering opioid use. Dr. Corey Waller is an addiction medicine specialist and a medical director at Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. Dr. Andrea Rubinstein is director of pain medicine at Kaiser Permanente. They spoke at the CHCF-supported Opioid Safety Convening in Oakland, California, in September 2016.


Opioid Overdose: Harm Reduction
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH)

TEDMED > The science of psilocybin

The science of psilocybin and its use to relieve suffering
TEDMED. Apr 20, 2016
Leading psychopharmacologist Roland Griffiths discloses the ways that psychedelic drugs can be used to create spiritually meaningful, personally transformative experiences for all patients, especially the terminally ill.

The Science of Psychedelics – with Michael Pollan
The Royal Institution. 2018